The prefecture of Corinth is located in the heart of the mainland of Greece, just on the boarders of the Peloponnese region, where it joins that of Attica.
The area is known since ancient times. From the mythology we know of Lake Stymphalia, where Hercules is said to have killed the Stymphalian Birds, and Nemea, where he faced the Nemean Lion. The same city was known for the games that were held at the famous stadium. Known for its ancient stadium is also the region of Isthmia. The city of Ancient Corinth was a great power at that time with a unique thriving in the 7th century. A great settlement was also the one of Ancient Sicyon. In Lake Vouliagmeni a great civilization was developed until the Roman times. The history of the region continues with Loutraki, which used to be a grand spa town from the Roman times until the postwar years, and continues to this day. In the early years of the Greek liberation, the area was a known passage for the strategic business of the fighters and Perachora became the capital of free Greece for one day. In modern Greek history, one of the most important projects took place here, the opening of the canal of Isthmus.
Today Corinthia continues to be the passage that connects Athens to the Peloponnese and is a classic choice for holiday and stay.